Serving Canadian Boaters

Since 1984

Your C-Tow membership means fast, emergency response 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each call is personally answered, with our local and knowledgeable Captains ready to respond. When emergencies happen, we also have access to an extensive network to serve boaters wherever and whenever they need help.

Become A C-Tow Member

Become a member

With three packages to choose from, it’s easy to find the coverage you need to keep you and your family safe.


Get the app

Call us 24-hours a day or use our C-Tow App to experience our unmatched service for Canadian boaters.


Enjoy the waters

We’ve got you covered. If you need assistance, our knowledgeable local Captains are ready to respond.

C-Tow Marine Assistance Packages

All of our experienced, local Captains go above and beyond when responding to calls to keep boaters safe. Our 24/7 dispatch centre personally answers each boater’s call. This allows you to talk to a real person to get you the help you need.

Admiral Package

Choose Admiral

Captain Package

Choose Captain

Commander Package

Choose Commander

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We are passionate mariners and proud Canadians. Learn how our Canadian-owned and operated company has grown to be Canada’s largest on-water towing fleet.

Marine assistance coverage area

We serve the Canadian waters of:

British Columbia Coverage AreasOntario Coverage AreasNova Scotia Columbia Coverage AreasNewfoundland Coverage Areas

British Columbia

  • From Vancouver to the top of Vancouver Island and west to Tofino
  • Cape Caution and the Broughton Islands
  • Georgia Strait
  • Gulf Islands
  • Victoria area
  • Across the U.S. border to mainland Washington including the San Juan Islands


  • Kingston
  • Lake Ontario
  • Toronto Harbour
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Hamilton
  • Mississauga
  • Lake Erie
  • Windsor
  • Lake St. Clair
  • Sarnia
  • Lake Huron
  • Georgian Bay
  • Sault Ste Marie
  • Parry Sound

Coverage also includes towing back to Canada from US waters.

Nova Scotia

  • Halifax
  • The head of St. Margaret’s Bay


  • Conception Bay from Grates Cove to Pouch Cove
  • C-Tow Captain Jim Sepkowski

    Captain Jim Sepkowski

    I enjoy helping people, getting them back to their holiday. I get rescue calls from the Northern Strait of Georgia, inclusive of Jervis Inlet to Desolation Sound, Texada Island, Savary Island, and Lund.

    The landscape is gorgeous. Our waters feel like a big lake so people get complacent. But it’s the ocean, with tides and winds. You have to experience Teakerne Arm Provincial Park. Its got one of our nicest swimming lakes

  • C-Tow Captain Kevin Swoboda

    Captain Kevin Swoboda

    I look after the area at the South end of Bowen Island to Horseshoe Bay, all of Howe Sound and halfway up to Nanaimo, the Georgia Strait to Sechelt and Secret Cove.

    I enjoy the laid-back vibe of the Sunshine Coast. Howe Sound is one of North America’s most southern fjords, all of it stunningly beautiful. Very picturesque, and in the summertime certain water is warm enough for swimming.

  • C-Tow Captain Melissa Curtis

    Captain Melissa Curtis

    I love this life! I never know where the next rescue call will take me. It’s exciting. And I like helping people in trouble out on the water.

    My partner Pasha and I live in beautiful Comox on Vancouver Island. One of our favourite local spots is Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park, known as ‘Tree Island’ offers lovely sandy beaches to explore. It’s also fun to anchor our boat, jump into the water and swim.

  • C-Tow Captain Rob Hummell

    Captain Rob Hummell

    The best thing about being a C-Tow captain is helping people. I’m doing what I love on the water. After a decade working in Vancouver, I feel like I’ve come home on my 26foot Shamrock.

    I look after a big area from the Comox border up north to Nodales Channel, Johnstone Strait, and over to the West Coast Mainland around Bute Inlet. This is a tranquil paradise. It’s teeming with wildlife, including orcas.

Free C-Tow Marine Assistance App

Free C-Tow marine assistance app

C-Tow Marine Assistance is always ready to serve our members. Designed by Canadians for boaters in Canada, our free app is another way we provide stress-free boating for you and your family.

  • Environment Canada marine weather
  • Up to date Fisheries & Oceans tides
  • One-click assistance with GPS sent to C-Tow
  • Real time weather reports from members
  • In-app membership renewal reminder